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Merced Sun Star
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000

Leon Fite, 53

Leon "Carter" Fite, a 30-year resident of Merced, died Wednesday.

Mr. Fite was born May 3, 1947, in South Gate. He was a teacher at Atwater High School for 30 years. He was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Fite of Portland, Ore.; son, Howard Fite of Chino Hills; and his mother, Lake Fite of Merced.

Visitation will be held Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. The Rev. Friedhelm Golz will officiate. Burial will be in Merced District Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carter Fite Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Atwater High School, Student Body office, 2201 Fruitland Ave., Atwater, CA 95301.